newbie needs help

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by seth123, May 23, 2007.

May 23, 2007

newbie needs help by seth123 at 5:35 PM (875 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. seth123
    OP

    Newcomer seth123 Newbie

    Joined:
    May 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Ok, I'm new to this and have a lot of questions
    I've just bought a DS Lite and want to play games/movies/music on it for long car journeys.
    Can anyone out there give me some ideas as to what pieces of hardware I need to purchase. I've checked out the forums and noted R4 and M3 cards, I know these allow me to run applications that do not normally exist on the DS.
    Thanking you all in advance
    SP
     
  2. Darkforce

    Former Staff Darkforce DERP!

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2002
    Messages:
    2,911
    Location:
    UK
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yeah the R4/M3 Simply is probably the best thing on the market right now. You won't have any problems with homebrew because all homebrew/apps nowadays support DLDI which is basically a patching tool so games can run on most major flash carts including the R4/M3 Simply (link).

    [​IMG]
     
  3. lblk32

    Member lblk32 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    131
    Country:
    United States
    get the DScomicbook
     
  4. seth123
    OP

    Newcomer seth123 Newbie

    Joined:
    May 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    So R4 is about the best card I can get, that sounds great.
    What sort of software/hardware will I need to download and play movies?

    I am definitely getting comicbookDS, are there any more comics out their apart from the Heroes graphic novels.
    Thanks
    Seth
     
  5. Killermech

    Member Killermech Cookie Monster

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2004
    Messages:
    1,809
    Country:
    Sweden
    As for hardware you will need a ds naturally, the r4 and a micro sd card to insert into the r4 and to store the stuff.

    As for software, for movies you will need moonshell (easy install) but remember that this does not support direct raw pc video formats. Such as .avi, .mpg etc due to hardware limitations. So you will have to convert them to .dpg, for the ds to handle. You can either use dpgenc or batchdpg (there's a whole stickied thread about batchdpg for all your info) to convert manually or you can find different sites which provide .dpg files directly.
     
  6. HBK

    Member HBK Clover - Fearless to Speak Now. ;)

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,813
    Location:
    Portugal
    Country:
    Portugal
    [​IMG] Micro SD, not Mini SD. [​IMG]
     
  7. Killermech

    Member Killermech Cookie Monster

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2004
    Messages:
    1,809
    Country:
    Sweden
    My bad my bad. Micro sd is of course the right one [​IMG]
     

Share This Page